MP in court on sex charges

A senior Conservative MP accused of a series of sex offences will appear in court later today. Nigel Evans, who protests his innocence, is charged with two counts of indecent assault, five of sexual assault and one of rape.

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MP Nigel Evans due in court on sex offence charges

Nigel Evans pictured reading a statement to the House of Commons last week.

A senior MP accused of a series of sex offences will appear in court later today.

Nigel Evans resigned as deputy speaker of the House of Commons after being charged earlier this month with two counts of indecent assault, five of sexual assault and one of rape.

The Tory MP for Ribble Valley in Lancashire has protested his innocence and pledged to "see this through to the end" after being accused of offences against seven men.

The 55-year-old made a personal statement in the House of Commons the day after he was charged, claiming that facing the allegations was as hard as dealing with the deaths of his mother and brother in the past few years.

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